fredag den 29. juli 2016

Sweater Workshop - how to knit a raglan sweater (part 1)

This will be a short introduction to knitting a sweater, some links to free patterns you can check out and then a two part video. All this should hopefully give you a good insight into how these patterns are worked, and hopefully you will try it out for yourself!


tahki stacy charles cardigan This is a cardigan, worked in rows rather than rounds, which gives you a lot of purling to do. If you are up for it though, you can make this beautiful cardigan for anyone sized S to XL on 4½ mm (US size 7) needles.

Raglan Sleeve Sacque No. 2003 this is a very cute little dress/shirt for a baby. Its worked on 3½ mm needles (US size 10½)

Raglan Sweater and Cap This is a small sweater and a cute bonnet. Its worked on needles US size 6. You can see the results on Ravelry here

Raglan sweater from drops This is a simple sweater with a not so simple raglan increase.It's for adults, worked on needles US size 7

Raglan sweater from drops with lacy sleeves If you take away the lace and just knit the sleeves in stockinette, this is a super simple pattern. It is for adults and it is worked on needles US size 4

This is a short overview of the different steps in each of these types of patterns

Knit in the round until the collar is the height you want it. If you knit it very high, you will get a turtle neck.

Raglan increases
Place stitch markers, this will usually be mentioned in the pattern. After this, repeat these two rounds until you reach a certain number of stitches. If you prefer another type of increase, replace yarn overs with a right leaning and then a left leaning increase of your choice.

R1: *knit to before next stitch marker, yarn over, slip stitch marker, knit 1, yarn over* repeat from * to * four times (all around)

R2: knit all stitches. 

Remove stitches
Get some yarn and slip the stitches for the sleeves (the shorter sides). They are shown in red here.

work in the round with the remaining stitches in order to create the body.

Pick up stitches for the sleeves and work in the round until the sleeves are the length you want.


6 kommentarer:

  1. Thank you SO MUCH for your excellent tutorial & video!! Too cute too!! DukeofPurl on Ravelry!

  2. What stitch counts did you use in The begining (for front/back and sleeves), and how many rows until you ended the shoulder parts?

    1. I cast on 120 stitches to begin with and honestly the tight neck on it is not flattering (on me anyway :P) so if you look a little like me (short, size M), maybe cast on 200 instead to get a nice boat neck. I knitted about 60 rows before I stopped and divided the round into the sleeves and the body, but you should really take advantage of the fact that you can try on the sweater before deciding to move on to the sleeves : )

    2. You are using the Søstrene Grene cotton, right? How many balls of that yarn should I anticipate to use for a M sweater?

  3. Would like to knit this sweater for my grandson and he is size 14 for boys. Please tell me what to do!


  4. So if you cast on 120 stitches, can you tell me at what stitches you placed your markers?
    I'm using a different furry yarn and I only had to cast on like 45 stitches and I can't seem to guess where my markers should go...